Bovey Rangers: Outdoor Activities for Children

At Bovey Castle we believe that families going away together to have quality time and adventures should be something to be celebrated, and we have done everything we can to make sure we deliver an exciting experience to remember for our younger guests staying with us.

Bovey Rangers is perfect for our younger guests keeping them entertained, offering supervised activity sessions of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for 7 to 14 year olds during school holidays and half terms. (please call to check availability for your stay).

Bovey Rangers activities include; survival skills, archery, fishing, 4 x 4 off road experience, bird box making and more.

Bovey Rangers is a chargeable activity at £35 per session.

Browse our sample Activities for Little People

To find out more about our exciting Bovey Rangers activity schedules please call to speak to the team on 01647 445022, email the,  or book online by clicking the 'book now' box.

Bovey Rangers or sign up for sessions on a daily basis through the activities noticeboard in reception.

Bovey Rangers Activities

Bovey Princess Nail & Beauty Academy
Bovey Princesses receive a tiara and complimentary glass of non-alcoholic fizz as they’re shown into the fabulous Elan Spa Nail Bar.

The Academy provides:

•Organic hand scrub preparation tutorial by a professional beauty therapist
•Bovey Princess hand scrub treatment
•Princess nails tutorial and application

Certificates of achievement will be awarded to ach academy graduate.

Session cost: £32 per Bovey Princess

Dates: Tuesday, October 17th & Monday, October 23rd 12.30pm to 1.30pm

The Bovey Princess Nail & Beauty Academy can be booked at the resort desk by calling 01647 445022

4x4 Off Road Experience
This amazing 4x4 Experience gives you the chance to go around our bumpy off road track with one of Bovey’s instructors, hold onto your hats!

Rangers Air Rifle Shooting
Everything from gun safety to fine tuning your aim over our air rifle range. Learn some marksman techniques and challenge yourself to score high whilst getting a rubber ducky hit or two.

Bovey Rangers Apple Pressing
Come and learn how to make your very own freshly squeezed apple juice in the Long Barn using an old fashioned apple press. Once all your hard work is done enjoy the freshest apple juice ever!

Learn how to use the English Re-curve Bow and hit the target. This is great fun for all abilities and experience. Many targets to shoot at including foam deer and wild boar once you have got your aim in.

Bird Box Making
Make your very own wooden bird box, perfect for the many species of birds we have on site. You can put it on one of our trees or take it home to encourage the birds into your own garden.

Float Fishing
Come and join us on the Bovey Castle Estate lake to learn how to float fish for trout. You will learn the basics of tackle set up, how to bait up, how to cast, how to strike and play a fish. Fingers crossed they are hungry and looking for a bite!

Introduction to Clay shooting
Come along and learn the art of clay pigeon shooting. This on site activity is suitable for all abilities, even if you have never lifted a gun before.

Survival skills academy
Up in the Bovey Castle survival camp, learn how to build a den and make fire so if the time ever comes you will know how to survive in the wilderness. Try your hand at bannock bread making to toast on the fire along with a few marshmallows!

Woodland challenge
Enjoy the Great Outdoors with active games, challenges and problem solving activities here in the Bovey Castle survival camp woods. Great for making new friends and working as a team to complete all the stations.

Croquet and Golf = Crolf
Come and try the newest sport here at Bovey Castle, as seen on the BBC. The sport is a cross between golf and croquet but you don’t have to be good at either to be good at Crolf. It can be a serious, competitive game or one which ends up with everyone laughing and forgetting the scores.

Bovey Rangers Ethos

Bovey Castle is proud to promote, through our Bovey Rangers activities, the ethos for outdoor learning through woodland and nature themed activity experiences.

The Bovey Rangers schedules are an inspirational program that offers all participants of the activities the opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences, in a woodland or natural environment. Together with nature themed resources and learning outcomes the Rangers activities aim to re-engage children with our natural surroundings.

The forest school ethos itself is a specialised learning approach that sits within, and compliments, the wider context of woodland and forest education activities; A variety of which are offered through our Bovey Rangers activity program.

With a varied, interactive and educational range of activities on offer, Bovey Castle’s Rangers program is a great learning experience for children wishing to re-engage with nature, country pursuits and lost knowledge in this digital age.